What is Carbon Belt Drive system?
Where does Carbon Belt Drive system come from?
Gates Carbon Belt Drive has been developed over the last 25 years for applications on 6000hp drag racing cars, 150hp motorbikes and more recently, bicycle drivetrains. Although Carbon Drive isn’t for everyone, it certainly has a place for bike tourers and city riders who are after a no-fuss drivetrain which is lighter, easier to maintain and offers an exceptional wear life. Gates Carbon Drive system can be used with internally geared hubs such as the 14 speed Rohloff Speedhub or the 8/11 speed Shimano Alfine gearhub. For mid-transmission, the best solution is the Pinion P or C-line gearbox system.
Shall I choose belt over chain?
People usually buy Gates Carbon Belt Drive system bikes, because it gives a quality feeling while riding. Belt drivetrains are almost silent on the road. They have a pretty cool humming sound.